OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARaymond Brassier is a philosopher and a translator of Alain Badiou and Quentin Meillassoux. A participant in the original “Speculative Realism” conference, he is author of Nihil Unbound: Enlightenment and Extinction. At 2 PM he will discuss J.G. Ballard’s “The Voices of Time.” At 4 PM he will discuss what the future is and what it means to orient oneself toward it.